By K. Tachibana (auth.), Professor Dr. L. Bolis, Professor Dr. J. Zadunaisky, Professor Dr. R. Gilles (eds.)
The value of poisons and different phanuacologically energetic com kilos bought from marine animals can't be emphasised sufficient. using those chemical substances for cover or assault of different existence fonus are of curiosity in themselves; even though, they're of serious significance in our knowing in their mechanisms of motion in view of attainable software within the safety of guy (no doubt a predator) and in biol ogy and drugs. The toxin of the flat fish Pardachirus offered in the various papers of this publication is an instance of a security mechanism according to secretion of a toxin that may probably be prolonged to getting used to safeguard guy himself from sharks, the marine predators par ex cellence. August, 1984 J. ZADUNAISKY Preface The research of poisons, medications, and pollution within the marine surroundings, and their impression on human lifestyles existed already in Babylon and Assyria, Egypt, Persia, India, China, Japan, Greece, Rome and South the USA. however, much less is understood approximately ethnic marine biology than approximately ethnobotany. only in the near past although, have energetic biotoxins been used as molecular probes in neuropharmacology, providing exciting new insights into apprehensive task and muscular services. it truly is transparent from the displays at this assembly that a lot is still performed, and positively new, extra pharmacologically orientated locate ings lie ahead.
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